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LUCAS AND LIEBHERR-AERO-TECHNIK TO SUPPLY FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR THE N250 COMMUTER AIRCRAFT

LUCAS AND LIEBHERR-AERO-TECHNIK TO SUPPLY FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS
 FOR THE N250 COMMUTER AIRCRAFT
 RESTON, Va., July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The international team of Lucas Aerospace and Liebherr-Aero-Technik has been awarded the contract to develop and supply the entire 3-axis advanced flight control system for the N250 aircraft by IPTN, Nusantara Aircraft Industries Ltd. of Indonesia.
 The award culminates two years of close association between the team engineers and IPTN in evolving the world's first civil commuter aircraft with full fly-by-wire authority on all three axes of flight control. The team will supply the actuation systems and the aircraft flight control computers.
 This success follows Lucas/Liebherr pioneering the application of this technology when selected by Airbus Industrie to provide fly-by- wire flight control systems for their aircraft and which have now accumulated approximately 40 million flight hours.
 The N250 has fly-by-wire technology applied to flap, aileron, spoiler, elevator and rudder circuits and a back-up system on aileron and elevator. It is a 50-seat commuter turboprop aircraft and is powered by GMA 2100 engines which have full authority digital electronic control systems, accessory gearbox and electrical systems, all of which are also supplied by Lucas.
 Lucas Aerospace is a leading supplier of aerospace systems and equipment with sales of $1.3 billion and operating facilities across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, as well as associated companies, joint ventures, marketing and customer support facilities around the world. The company is a subsidiary of Lucas Industries plc. -- an international organization serving the aerospace, automotive and other selected markets, with sales of $4 billion.
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 /CONTACT: Renate Zelko-Myles of Lucas Aerospace, 703-264-2387/ CO: Lucas Aerospace; Liebherr-Aero-Technik ST: Virginia IN: ARO SU: CON


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